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Eleanor Murphy Book Club: The Secret Life of Bees

Lily Owen is raised by the elderly African American Rosaleen after the accidental death of Lily's mother. Following a racial brawl in 1960s Tiburon, SC, Lily and Rosaleen find shelter in a distant town with three black bee-keeping sisters. The sisters and their close-knit community of women live within the confines of racial and gender bondage and yet have an unmistakable strength and serenity associated with the worship of a black Madonna and the healing power of honey.

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The Secret Life of Bees
Sue Monk Kidd
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Tuesday, January 3, 2006 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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